Palak Paneer Pulao

Usually I make this when I have leftover Palak Paneer, and unlike most, I don't like to eat the same stuff that I have prepared for every meal, once or twice is just enough...


1 bunch fresh spinach
1 cup paneer, chopped in 1 inch cubes
1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed in cold running water 3 times and cook in 2 cups water for about 12 minutes or until all water has been absorbed, set aside
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste


Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a 5 qt pot, when the water is boiling add spinach leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Stirring every minute. Take out leaves and puree in a blender. Set aside.
Heat oil in a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes until the raw flavor is not there.
Add jalapenos and saute for another minute.
Add spinach puree, 1 teaspoon of salt and cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes. Spinach is already cooked so this should not take much time. Add paneer pieces and mix.
Now add cooked rice and mix gently. Make sure the rice grains don't break while mixing. Serve hot.

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